Do you know the culinary specialty of each European country?

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European culinary specialty abound, and have nothing to envy to local dishes from other countries of the world! Here is a non-exhaustive list of the most popular gastronomic recipes in Europe.

Spain and its paella

Even if Spanish cuisine is not just about paella, it is still THE emblematic traditional dish of the country. Based on round rice, the culinary specialty originating from Valencia takes its name from the pan that allows it to be cooked.

Depending on the region, the paella is garnished with vegetables (peppers, tomatoes, artichokes, etc.), crustaceans (mussels, shrimp, etc.) or meat (poultry in particular). Paella, but also tortilla, tapas or sangria, Spain is full of culinary specialties!

The Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, Germany

The Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, in German, means: cherry cake from the Black Forest. Dessert is set! The sweet culinary specialty known in France as the Black Forest consists of a chocolate sponge soaked in kirsch and filled with cherries. All generously topped with whipped cream.

A real delight! But the emblematic dishes of the country are not lacking: apfelstrudel (rolled apple-cinnamon cake), sauerkraut or even kartoffelsalat (potato salad), German cuisine is just as varied as the others.

Italy and its pasta

Pizza and risotto have such a good culinary reputation, but we must admit that pasta is still THE emblematic dish of Italy, as they are so many and varied. Fresh pasta is indeed infinite! Plain, flavored or filled (ricotta, spinach, tomato, oregano or basil …).

Indeed They take all shapes and colors: spaghetti, tagliatelle, penne, macaroni or stuffed pasta (cannelloni, ravioli, tortelloni …). Without forgetting the lasagna or the gnocchi.

Moussaka, greece

Contrary to what one might think, moussaka is not only consumed in Greece. This traditional dish has its origins in the Balkans, but also in the Middle East.

In Greek cuisine, moussaka consists of grilled eggplant, tomatoes, onions and minced mutton. Greek cuisine and its Mediterranean diet is widely appreciated around the world. Since 2010 been part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

England and its fish & chips

If you are among those who think that the UK is not very advanced in terms of cuisine, know that generalities do not always hold the truth! It all depends on the cook and where the dishes are made. In addition, English cuisine is not limited to its country, and is characterized by its exchanges with other European countries…

Moreover just like recipes and ingredients imported from North America, India or China, Fish & chips is a takeout consisting of frying a fish in breadcrumbs, accompanied by homemade fries. There are endless varieties of fish, usually fresh and local.

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